Abu Dhabi, The United Arab Emirates – January 20, 2022 – Emanuele Gaudiano (ITA) stole the spotlight on Thursday during the first day of The President of the UAE Showjumping Cup CSIO 5* at the Abu Dhabi Equestrian Club. The Italian teamed up with Nikolaj de Music, prancing and dancing to the sweet tune of victory, hearing the national anthem of Italy after topping the €95,400 Longines Grand Prix Qualifier CSIO 5*.
Gaudiano and Gaudiano Sporthorses’ 9-year-old bay Belgian Warmblood gelding (Kannan x Nabab de Reve) were supreme in the jump-off challenge, overcoming all the 1.50m obstacles in their two performances before crossing the finish line in 33.48 seconds during the tiebreaker.
Constant van Paesschen (BEL) and Diaz du Thot (Ready Boy des Forets HN x Diams du Grasset) were not too far off the final mark set by the eventual winners, registering no penalties in 34.01 seconds for silver honors.
Oliver Lazarus (RSA) and Butterfly Ennemmel (Quaprice Bois Margot) left all the poles up for no penalties too, rounding out the top three in 34.35 seconds.
Final Results – €95,400 Longines Grand Prix Qualifier CSIO 5*
1) Emanuele Gaudiano (ITA) & Nikolaj de Music – 0 / 0 – 33.48
2) Constant van Paesschen (BEL) & Diaz du Thot – 0 / 0 – 34.01
3) Oliver Lazarus (RSA) & Butterfly Ennemmel – 0 / 0 – 34.35
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